Reader’s Edyn

I always felt like I could do something more than just read. Finally, I have found both a creative outlet and a chance to do something meaningful with my reading. This blog was created in appreciation of and tribute to all of the authors who have brought me joy through their books. These reviews are my way of giving back to authors and providing recognition for the hard work that each one completes every day!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Blitz with author Margo Hoornstra

Blitz with author Margo Hoornstra

What’s up everyone? Apologies for the late post. My baby is in the hospital with pertussis. Not fun! Luckily he I doing much better and hopefully we will be home soon. I just got my laptop last night, so I am back in business whenever he naps. Yay! Margo Hoornstra is new to me so I cannot provide much information beyond what I have for this specific post. I can tell you that the blurb caught me and was what ultimately led me to signing up for this tour. While I am sure I would struggle with the tragedy that Eric has suffered, I would hope that it does not encompass too much of the story. I am the type of person who gets into my reading and I would quickly become upset with this sad beginning. But this component ultimately had little to do with my decision to feature this book. What drew me, was the idea that two people could be hurt so badly in love that they give up hope. And without trying, love makes an appearance. Of course it isn’t an easy road. But I liked a story that embraced tragedy and allowed another door to open later on down the line when not expected. I hope you all enjoy getting to  know a little about:



My personal history in a nutshell is pretty simple. I’m a wife to one; mother to four—seven if you count in-law children which I do—and grandmother to four so far.

My work experience includes public relations specialist, magazine editor, television producer, and script and speech writer. I’m also a founding member of Mid-Michigan Romance Writers of America.

You can find out more about Ms. Moornstra in the following places:

**Dearly Beloved Series**


Elyse Monroe may be her sister's maid of honor, but that doesn't mean she has to follow the bride's example and fall in love. Battle-scarred and weary from previous relationships, she has no desire to take a chance on another--no matter how many hints her little sister drops about the best man.

Devastating life events have taken a toll on Eric Matthews. After losing his wife and unborn daughter, he's come home to heal. Serving as best man at his kid brother's wedding is the only relationship he cares to contemplate--no matter how attractive the maid of honor.

Thrown together again and again by wedding duties, Elyse and Eric reluctantly agree to explore a possible relationship--only to have their casual date turn into a glorious night of passion. Can two hearts, convinced a happily ever after will never happen, recognize love when it finds them?



“Remodeling your home to accommodate Jay and me. Isn’t that a little extreme?”

Lips pursed, he shook his head. “Your mother and I have talked about adding on for years. Anyway, whatever we put into this house should increase its value eventually.” Setting aside the paper once and for all, his expression mellowed as he regarded his son. “Helping you out is helping us out.”

“It’s nice to hear you say that. And I want you to know I do appreciate what you’re doing for us. Especially Jay.”

“Losing your mother at any age is tough,” he replied as he stood. “It’s gotta be especially devastating when you’re as young as my grandson. He still needs someone to care for him like a mother, and Iris is more than up to the task.”

“She is that,” Eric began, then made himself quit talking.

Hard to admit, but he wanted someone to care for him, or at least listen when he needed them to. It wasn’t easy to look for a woman when you’re mortally injured and still require time to heal. Right now, it seemed all the time in the world would never make him whole again.

So what did you think? I welcome your feedback. Can you all do me a favor and let me know if you like to read this type of story? Do you like the emotional devastation and then the long road back? Or maybe you like an easier HEA that doesn’t make the characters work so hard to get it. Maybe you really don’t care if there is an HEZ as long as the story sucks you in. And especially tell me what you think if you know about this author and/or book.

I hope that you all enjoyed getting to know a little about Ms. Hoornstra and her book. And remember to purchase a copy for yourself if you would like. Buying is our way to support these amazing authors and recognizing the hard work they do to bring us entertaining reads. Thanks you to everyone for taking the time to spend with us today. Have a wonderful day and until next time …


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